The NHL still expects to play this season and hand the Stanley Cup, however, the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. could put an end to those hopes.
The country now ranks first in the world in the number of cases, however in the summer League there is still hope to finish. The problem is that each state may have their own rules of quarantine, and in many to hold the matches will not work, so the games in neutral arenas with no fans – one of the options.
“It’s not the best option for us, but we considering. The problem is that in 25 regions where the teams are based, has its own local rules, and all of them cannot lead to a common Protocol”.
“At this point, and we, and the players aim to finish this season,” said Vice-President of the NHL bill Daly.
Earlier, League Commissioner Gary Bettman said that the NHL is ready to play in the summer to finish the championship, but to jeopardize a full season 2020/21 guide will not.